Listen to If I Were A Rich Man song with lyrics from Roger Whittaker

If I Were A Rich Man

Roger Whittaker6 Sep 2016

If I Were A Rich Man Lyrics

"Dear God you made many many poor people

I realize of course that it's no shame to be poor

But it's no great honor either

So what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune "

If I were a rich man

Ya ha deedle deedle bubba bubba deedle deedle dum

All day long I'd biddy biddy bum

If I were a wealthy man

I wouldn't have to work hard

Ya ha deedle deedle bubba bubba deedle deedle dum

If I were a biddy biddy rich

 

Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man

I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen

Right in the middle of the town

A fine tin roof with real wooden floors below

There would be one long staircase just going up

And one even longer coming down

And one more leading nowhere just for show

 

I'd fill my yard with chicks and turkeys and geese and ducks

For the town to see and hear

Squawking just as noisily as they can

And each loud "cheep" and "swaqwk" and "honk" and "quack"

Would land like a trumpet on the ear

As if to say "Here lives a wealthy man "

 

If I were a rich man

Ya ha deedle deedle bubba bubba deedle deedle dum

 

All day long I'd biddy biddy bum

If I were a wealthy man

I wouldn't have to work hard

Ya ha deedle deedle bubba bubba deedle deedle dum

Lord who made the lion and the lamb

You decreed I should be what I am;

Would it spoil some vast eternal plan

 

 

If I were a wealthy man